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6th Urban International Film Festival

Rules & Regulations

 

Article 1- Festival Goals

 

To be held by the Artistic and Cultural Organization of Tehran Municipality with the goal of identifying remarkable aspects of Urban Life Patterns and innovative cinematic works and creating a platform for exchange of ideas and experiences among world cities.

Films that use an eloquent artistic vision to promote a blissful human life will be considered for the competition section.

The 6th Urban International Film Festival will be held from 1st to 5th August,2017 in Tehran

 

Article 2- Eligible Films and Formats

Eligible films for Main Sections:

The Eligible films for all the sections should meet the following conditions:

  1. International Films that have been completed after January 1st 2015
  2. Iranian Films that have been completed after January 1st 2015
  3. The International Premier Films have got the high priority
  4. Films that respect the aims of the festival as defined in article
  5. The submission form must be completed by the producer or international distributor of the film.
  6. In case of submission in previous editions, the film is not eligible to be submitted again.

 

  • Feature films (fiction, documentary, animation) of at least 70 minutes running time, intended for theatrical release.
  • Short films (fiction, documentary, animation) of at most 15 minutes running time.

 

  • Previewing Format: DVD screener with English Subtitle or downloadable links (Vimeo, Dropbox, or ftp)

 

  • All the needed documents are mentioned in the  film entry

 The completed entry form, printed and signed by the producer or the international distributor of the film, as well as the previewing versions for selection must reach the Festival Office before the assigned deadline (May 10th 2017).

 

  • Accepted Formats: Non-encrypted DCP with English subtitle, Apple ProRes 4444 or Full HD File (plus a blu-ray backup) with English subtitle, Mov: Prores 1080 P/i 4:4:4:4 / 4:4:4 / 4:2:2 - with English subtitle.

 

  • The Publicity material for the selected films should be send to the festival office before the assigned deadline (Jun 10th 2017).

 

6th Urban International Film Festival Office:

  • Address: 1st Floor, Mellat Cinema Complex, Niyayesh Highway, Valiasr Street. Tehran, Iran
  • Tel: +98 21 2316111  +98 21 2316115

E-mail: intl@urbanfilmfest.org          

Attn:  Elaheh Nobakht

 

Article 3- Programming

  • The Festival Director and his consultants officially invite films to participate in the festival.
  • Once a film has been selected it cannot be withdrawn from the Festival program


Article 4- Festival Sections

1- International Competition

  • There will be at most 13 feature films for inclusion in this section. No more than 3 Iranian feature films will be included in International Competition.
  • There will be a maximum of 15 short films for inclusion in this section. No more than 3 Iranian short films will be included in International Competition.

 2- Special Screening

  • Retrospective: Middle East And Its Cities
  • Cities , people and War 

 

3-Special Events:

Workshops and Seminars

 

Article 5- Juries

International Jury:

The festival will designate at least five jury members for the International Competition –

Article 6 – Awards

Feature Films in International Competition:

  • Best Film (jointly to producer and director) + Trophy +1500 US Dollar Cash Prize
  • Best Director + Trophy +1000 US Dollar Cash Prize
  • Best Actor + Trophy +1000 US Dollar
  •  Best Actress+ Trophy +1000 US Dollar
  • Best Script + Trophy +1000 US Dollar
  • Special Jury Prize to Outstanding Artistic Contribution in the categories of camera, editing, music score, costume or set design + Trophy +1000 US Dollar
  • The Prize list must not contain joint awards.
  • No films can receive more than two awards.

Short Films in International Competition:

  • Best Short Film + Trophy + 1000 US Cash Prize (awarded to the film director)

Article 9- Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

The Festival Director will settle any case that might arise unexpectedly.

Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of all the aforementioned rules & regulations.

Article 10 – Key Dates

Deadline for Receipt of the Previewing Materials: May 20th 2017

Deadline for Receipt of the Material of invited Films: Jun 10th 2017

 

Festival Dates: 29th Jun - 3rd July, 2017

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